Burlco school board bans book on homosexuality
A Burlington County school board voted Tuesday night to pull a book depicting teenage homosexuality from its high school library shelves after protests from a local conservative group.
The Rancocas Valley Board of Education, which oversees a regional high school serving the Mount Holly area, was concerned that the book was too graphic for children, said school board member Jesse Adams.
“We felt, from an obscenity perspective, there were some things our children didn't need to see,” he said. “We don’t allow our children to curse in school, and we don’t think this is something we should be promoting in the school.”